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Sep 1, 2010

Is dried blood contagious when on clothes? I put some of my father's clothes in the laundry (he has HCV) but i'm worried because i had open wound on my hand(not bleeding one). There were some bloodstains on the clothes (about 2-3 days old). I know the blood has to enter the bloodstream but i didn't find any info about old blood stains on clothes? Is it the same danger like razors, nail clippers...because it is said these things should be avoided? Do you think i should be tested? Thanks is advance :)

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would not recommend testing for this incident based on your description...

Am I at risk for contracting HCV?
My husbands liver

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